When a reaction equation is given, the first thing to do is to make sure that it is balanced. If the given equation is unbalanced, balance the reaction first.
HCl + Zn → H2 + ZnCl2→ unbalanced
Balancing the reaction equation:
2 HCl + Zn → H2 + ZnCl2
1 2 H 12
1 2 Cl 12
Zn 1 Zn 1
How would you find the net ionic equation of HCl + Zn → H2 + ZnCl2?
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